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Buckley's Traditional Bar

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Address: Arbutus Hotel College Street, Killarney, Ireland
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+353 64 663 1037
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Buckleys Bar - Killarney Town Centre Traditional Pub At the heart of...

Buckleys Bar - Killarney Town Centre Traditional Pub At the heart of Killarney's traditional Irish music scene. Some of the country's finest musicians often drop in for an 'unplanned, unprogrammed and unamplified' session. With or without music, Buckley's is a beautiful place to sit and discuss the world. Its oak paneled walls and turf fire reflect the timelessness of a good Irish pub, combining character, characters and good cráic.

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Nice, traditional pub

Very nice pub experience. Food was very good. Atmosphere nice. Staff very nice. There was a line to gt into place, so go early in evening.

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Jim M
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Brockton, Massachusetts
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Brockton, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice pub experience. Food was very good. Atmosphere nice. Staff very nice. There was a line to gt into place, so go early in evening.

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Clearwater, United States
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

By far, this place was a true authentic Irish experience ! Locals started to come in and joined other locals for a impromptu musical session. Other local patrons as well as tourists seemed to enjoy it all. One nice thing to see was the players age was from the teens up to seniors, ensuring I hope, this tradition for generations... More 

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Buckley's Traditional Bar, responded to this review

Hi George, Many thanks for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed our music sessions which, as you say, are enjoyed by young and old alike. Regards, Seán More 

Portland, Oregon
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Bartender a very nice guy. Locals seem to go here too. Classy pub with interesting architecture. Had salads which were fine but pricey and a bit small. Pints of course were perfectly poured.

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Waterford
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

On a recent trip to Killarney my wife & I called into Buckleys on a Saturday evening after dinner. What a great little spot. We managed to snag two chairs over by the fireplace looking across at the Trad session that was just starting and we kicked back with a couple of drinks and enjoyed a great night in a... More 

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Buckley's Traditional Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your most kind words. We are delighted that you had a great night with us. We appreciate you taking the time out to review your visit. Regards, Seán More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

This is a must stop when in Killarney! The bartenders Denise and Tom are wonderful and very friendly! Denise stills makes a great fire. If Trad will be played it is truly about the music! Pat O'Sullivan who plays guitar can be found playing at multiple pubs and is a must see musician! We have been to Killarney many times... More 

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Buckley's Traditional Bar, responded to this review

Hi Margaret, Thank you so so much for your comprehensive review. It gives us all so much pleasure to learn that you have got so much more than good drink, music and company from your time in Buckleys Bar. We are extremely grateful that you took the time to write such kind words. Regards, Seán More 

Tullamore
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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Lovely pub with friendly locals,great bar staff and drink was top notch and very reasonably priced,place was full of locals both nights we were in and I can see why this is the place they go,a great little pub

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Buckley's Traditional Bar, responded to this review

Hi Brendan, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time in Buckleys. Regards, Aidan More 

salem
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

Loved the Irish music. Not too loud...enjoyed them a lot. Nice fireplace. Met several people there who were locals and friendly.

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Thank Marralene
Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

hit this one and were not disappointed either right near all the others pleasant clean and bright also coffee or tea available for me to sober up would recommend it but we were really looking for a warm ale not available except in wales i believe now

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Bloomington, Illinois
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Reviewed 28 September 2014

We always stop in to Buckley's for a drink. Good drinks and friendly owner and bartenders. We spent New Years Eve here a few years ago and stayed till it closed because it was a grand time.

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

We went Into Buckley's on our last night in Kilarney, despite staying at the Arbutus! What a gem! Tasty Irish home cooking, friendly service and live music from about 10 ( ish... Irish time!) on Fridays and Saturdays. Nothing pretentious. If you want to drink with the locals, this is the place for you. Get in early if you want... More 

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